Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,998 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Doolittle 25
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,998 music reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Inspired song choices further deepen the spell in a beguiling instant classic from a masterful soul stylist. [May 2013, p.78]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A soulful, adventurous, state-of-the-nation classic. [Apr 2013, p.73]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A creative triumph out of Mali's darkest hour. [Mar 2013, p.73]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Impossible Truth says more with six strings than most records manage with a thousand words. [May 2013, p.79]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Always confident in his ability, here he conjures sublime moments with "Retrograde" and ""digital Lion" before violating each with curdled klaxons, his voice throughout pitched persuasively somewhere between Antony Hegarty and Jeff Buckley. [May 2013, p.67]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This duo's songs are genetic pop mutations, scampering out of control. [Apr 2013, p.73]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Professor Beam has made his first art movie, and it's a stunner. [May 2013, p.70]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Haw
    The arrangements are bigger, the language more dense, the symbolism darker. [May 2013, p.72]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a tough, late-night, soul-searching kind of process that Kurt Vile signed up for here. It's a testament to his talent that he takes it so seriously, but makes it all sound effortless. [May 2013, p.61]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the quintet's talent for sneaking in moments of surprising prettiness that makes their seventh record such a charmer. [Jul 2013, p.81]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MCII hits you with the immediacy of a record that you're listening to for the first time but feel like you've already heard a thousand times and yet still aren't bored of. [Jun 2013, p.70]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A more enjoyable pairing of words and music this year it's hard to imagine. [Jun 2013, p.63]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The clutch of pre-album demos on LP3 of the boxset reveal how tightly plotted her vignettes were before The Breeders even entered the studio.... The post-Last Splash EPs are manna from heaven for college rock connoisseurs.... The only black mark against LSXX is that the brighter, re-recorded single versions of “Divine Hammer” and “Saints” serve to make the album originals sound a little underpowered.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's barely a wrong-placed note on the whole magnificent album. [Jun 2013, p.81]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rarely since the Laurel Canyon heyday of CSNY, Jackson Browne et al, has the confessional mode been quite so unashamedly mined for artistic ore. [Jun 2013, p.68]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is what The Graceless Age as a whole does so unforgettably, bearing witness to a burning world. [Sep 2012, p.70]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Desperation is as refreshing as it is welcome. [Aug 2013, p.73]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like any new city, this album may take some getting used to--there's beauty everywhere, but the streets are far from a neat grid. But as you walk them, Holter's genius as a sonic town planner reveals itself. [Sep 2013, p.96]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A work of lyricism and maturity, this is one of Veirs' finest yet. [Sep 2013, p.97]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    He left an enormous amount of music in those 10 years, the bulk of it gathered in this much-needed career overview of the forgotten solipsistic genius of rock’s golden age, in which the strike-outs turn out to be as fascinating as the home runs.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This record has all the earmarks of Vernon's next big thing. [Oct 2013, p.69]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On The Worse Things Get, Case asserts herself less in a literal sense, but paints the most emboldening and endearing portrait of herself yet. [Oct 2013, p.76]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dream River [is] among Callahan's very best. [Oct 2013, p.63]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Epic in scale, World Boogie Is Coming is an extraordinary amalgam of envelope-pushing studio manipulation and DNA-fuelled deep gut grooves. [Dec 2013, p.71]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an impressively strong set of songs, diverse in both lyrical themes and musical styles, and delivered with a confident range of drama and empathy by a "heritage" act resolutely refusing to rest on his laurels. [Oct 2013, p.66]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kings of Leon zeroed in on their gifts for visceral rock grooves and soaring hooks--lifting standout tracks on their sixth album to a Springsteen-like level of gritty grandeur. [Oct 2013, p.70]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their first album in almost two decades, David Roback and Hope Sandoval are on stunning form. [Oct 2013, p.71]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A magnificent comeback. [Oct 2013, p.57]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The official line on In Utero is that it's a raw uncomfortable document of a band in turmoil and a songwriter on the edge. That's partly true, but it's also cathartic, invigorating, full of terrific, scabrous pop songs, and a good laugh to boot. [Nov 2013, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Fuzz is] eight glorious tracks of heavy, frantic and, yes, extremely fuzzy, proto-metal. [Nov 2013, p.71]
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